Whether you are training for an upcoming marathon, or just doing it for the health benefits of an active lifestyle, indoors present several options you may want to take advantage of.
Safety and Convenience
When weather conditions do not favor an outdoor run, you could opt for an indoor exercise routine and do away with the risk of injuries.
Running on a treadmill presents a flat surface on which you can be able to focus better on your workout. This is also an advantage to beginners as it helps you build stamina on a much more flat and uniform surface where there is lesser risk of falling and injuring yourself.
Working out indoors also helps build greater focus as there are fewer distractions than when you are on the outside. It also helps you avoid weather conditions that may be harmful to your exercise routine, e.g. running in the cold means it takes longer for the body to warm up. Even more, running on ice can compromise your stamina and gradually affect your form.
Again, the convenience of a treadmill means there are lesser chances of you missing your workout. Convenience breeds consistency, and this is good for your overall goal to stay healthy.
Treadmills Can Simulate Workout Challenges
Modern treadmills have many inbuilt features and capabilities. You can easily set the number of laps you want to run for and increasingly make your exercise harder by setting different inclines to imitate uphill or downhill courses as you go along.